Obama, States Seek To Speed Renewables To Market

Law360, New York (May 4, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration and several states are setting aside lands and promulgating rules in an attempt to promote renewable energy now that the U.S. Congress is unlikely to take far-reaching action, experts say.

Though power output from nonhydro-renewable energy sources is increasing, it still accounted for only 4.1 percent of total U.S. generation in 2010. The low price of natural gas and the tough economic climate are two reasons renewable production hasn't gone up faster, and it remains doubtful that Congress will act over the next...
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